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Mommy and Me Karate

Pre school classes for kids! Mommy and Me Karate Mommy and me karate is not just for moms! Any parent and take karate classes with their toddler age child (ages 2-3). We have dads, grandmas, baby sitters etc. Its a unique bonding experience. Don’t hesitate to give it a try! Finally, a course dedicated for 2-3 year olds!!  Martial arts schools have often lumped
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Preschool Karate

Norwin Ninjas karate offers age specific preschool age martial arts classes. The course focuses on life skills to build character, respect, discipline, determination, and physical fitness. Norwin Ninjas karate kid classes serve the Pittsburgh area, North Huntingdon, and Irwin.


Toddler Karate Class

Nursery Ninjas offers the area’s first and most innovative martial arts course designed specifically for toddler age karate students. These are the youngest ninjas (ages 2-3 years old). This is a “pre” pre-school class as it prepares them with social skills, mental focus and discipline.


Kumite Classic 2017

Mark your calendars for Memorial Day Weekend for the 2017 Kumite Classic!!!! Norwin Ninjas at the #Kumite Classic!


Connor Burns

“To say that karate changed my life is an understatement. Everyone has something that has truly impacted their life, but the effect that karate has had on me is beyond any other significant experience in my life. Karate became a permanent fixture in my life that pours out into all facets of my life. I started karate when I was 7 with the support
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Named best karate school

Norwin Ninjas honored as top karate team in Pittsburgh for the thrid year in a row!!!!! The best of the best karate school in the North Huntingdon / Irwin area.


Norwin Ninjas 2016

The 2016 Norwin Ninjas are ready for action. See the entire class performing at the Kumite Classic May 27-28th at the Monroeville Convention Center.


History of MMA

For those interested in the history of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) here is a great article written by Sensei Bill Viola Jr. http://mmahistory.org/history-of-mma/ Sensei Viola has also written the award winning “Godfathers of MMA” available for Kindle on Amazon.


Duquesne Law Student Ali Viola carries on family karate tradition

Evan Sanders | Trib Total Media Ali Viola (right), a seven-time National Black Belt League World champion. Following in her brother Bill Viola Jr.’s (back right) footsteps, Ali competed in the 2014 World Games, ceremoniously passing the torch to her 4-year-old niece, Gabby Viola (left), the youngest competitor at the Games By Mary Pickels Pittsburgh Tribune Review February 8, 2015 Growing up in the
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Pittsburgh Karate Legacy

The Viola family is a Pittsburgh martial arts legacy. Bill Viola Sr. is the co-creator of the modern sport of MMA while his children continue to spread his teachings. Great read about Pittsburgh Karate champions. By Dave Zuchowski Pittsburgh Post Gazzette February 12, 2015 When Bill Viola Sr. attended middle school in Brownsville in the early 1960s, an older friend taught him some Shotokan
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